FG Has Abandon Us’ – Mother Of Nigerian Football Legend Who Died On The Pitch. Photos

The mother of Nigerian football legend, late Sam Okwaraji, has accused the federal government of forgetting all her son sacrificed for the country and also abandoning his family. According to Emmanuel Okwuluora Okoh who paid a visit to the home of the late hero, Okwaraji’s mother who is said to be sick was emotional while appreciate them for their generosity.


Sam Okwaraji who died while on international duty for the country on August 12, 1989. Okwaraji slumped and died while playing for the Super Eagles against Angola at the National Stadium, Lagos in FIfa World Cup qualifier that ended 1-0 in favour of Nigeria.

Emmanuel took to Facebook to share details of the visit as he wrote;

I led a team to Sam Okwaraji’s home~ His mother cried while appreciating us~ We lost a HERO and forgot him(Nigerian government forgot all my son sacrificed she said)~ I am pushing for his sick mother to be looked after and for Sam to be immortalised. Sam Okwaraji is the most patriotic Nigerian recorded~ May 19th 1964 to August 12th 1989~ The Lawyer~Footballer died playing for Nigeria against Angola.